The Idaho Transportation Board approved a resolution in Boise Thursday to allocate more than $100 million toward expanding the Interstate 84 Caldwell-to-Nampa Corridor.
“The Transportation Board recognizes the need to address congestion in this corridor and are focusing funds here to make greater gains toward improving the corridor,” said Transportation Board Chairman Jerry Whitehead.
The money approved also will be used to strengthen an application for $90 million in a federal grant for this corridor, according to an ITD news release.
“Combining these new state dollars toward the I-84 expansion allows ITD to leverage our resources to address this crucial corridor, and potentially free up and leverage funds for other needs," said Whitehead.
Funding sources include the Transportation Expansion and Congestion Mitigation Program money for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 approved by this year's legislature, 2018 General Fund Surplus, and several other state funding sources. These funds are still pending authorization from the 2018 legislature.